Category: Hiring

4 Characteristics of an Effective Leader

Written by Matt Schwartz on March 29, 2013
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On November 6th 2012, a record number of Americans took part in a hiring process of sorts. The president is the chief executive of the federal government and is the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. Electing the President […]

Can Your Executive Search Firm Handle Your Position?

Written by Matt Schwartz on July 16, 2012
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When interviewing and evaluating retained executive search firms for a senior-level role in your organization, let intuition be your guide. Start with the questions. Even before being hired, the initial questions that a search firms asks—about your company culture, your […]

Putting a Positive Spin on Executive Search

Written by Matt Schwartz on August 17, 2012
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We’ll just come out and say it: Executive Search Recruiters share a reputation as a shifty lot. They can be perceived—by clients and candidates—as overly aggressive, overly persistent, imprecise, inaccurate…and expensive. But this mindset is taxing…especially if you have a […]

Is The Art of Courtship Dead?

Written by Matt Schwartz on May 14, 2012
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Acquiring senior-level recruits might feel like a transaction: you pinpoint a candidate, make an offer, negotiate the deal, and close. If so, it’s a transaction on the most human possible level. For that reason, you’ve got to create comfort—or risk […]

Introducing "Transformational Talent"

Written by Matt Schwartz on May 21, 2012
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Last Thursday, we launched a new group on LinkedIn, and we’re excited to tell you about it. It’s called Transformational Talent, and it’s a global network dedicated to the re-imagination of business worldwide. As corporate America continues to shrink, there […]

To Post or Not to Post Active Searches?

Written by Matt Schwartz on March 26, 2012
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In the world of retained executive search, the accepted protocol is clear. Posting or socializing active search listings is a major no-no. Why? One perception is that it’s easier to post a search than to work one’s network…and therefore lazier. Another […]

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